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If we may take a quick break from inter-party sniping, What We Really Should Be Focused On:

The threat of ANY republican getting the presidency. I am a proud Bernie supporter, but lets not forget the true evil, as so ably laid out by Matt Taibbi

The GOP Clown Car Rolls On
On the campaign trail with the most dishonest, bumbling and underqualified pack of presidential candidates in history


Not one of them can win, but one must. That's the paradox of the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, fast becoming the signature event in the history of black comedy.

Conventional wisdom says that with the primaries and caucuses rapidly approaching, front-running nuts Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson must soon give way to the "real" candidates. But behind Trump and Carson is just more abyss. As I found out on a recent trip to New Hampshire, the rest of the field is either just as crazy or as dangerous as the current poll leaders, or too bumbling to win.

Disaster could be averted if Americans on both the left and the right suddenly decide to be more mature about this, neither backing obvious mental incompetents, nor snickering about those who do. But that doesn't seem probable.

Instead, HashtagClownCar will almost certainly continue to be the most darkly ridiculous political story since Henry II of Champagne, the 12th-century king of Jerusalem, plunged to his death after falling out of a window with a dwarf.

If it was another country this was happening too, it GOP primary would be most excellent Kabuki theater. But it is happening here, and it should scare the bejesus out of us. So my modest plea to DU citizens. Fight hard for your candidate, but fight fair. Make sure it is only non-mortal wounds you inflict, as it is going to take us all pulling behind our nominee to stop the crazies from taking control.
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